Iraq Descends Into Religious Civil War

by cofty 29 Replies latest social current

  • cofty

    Half a million refugees are on the move ahead of Sunni jihadists in northern Iraq.

    The speed of the advance is startling. The Iraqi army seems to be impotent. The government's attempt to declare a state of emergency had to be abandoned when insufficient MPs turned up to vote.

    The insurgents are just 60 miles from Baghdad this evening. Oil refineries have already been taken and the price of crude oil is soaring.

    What a fucking waste of lives Bush and Blair.


  • Phizzy

    I agree Cofty, and this particular conflict seems entirely to be religious, they have by-passed the rich pickings of the oil fields, which the Kurds are happy to pick up, to pursue their goal of killing their religious enemies.

    When religion is a thing of the past, the world will be such a better place !

  • tootired2care

    It is a waste. It is also another example that highlights how Islam is completely incompatible with civilization and freedom. Perhaps the people of Iraq can now see that contrast, and fight for the freedom that they were temporarily afforded by NATO.

  • Phizzy

    Who is funding and arming ISIS ?

  • cofty

    Very good question. The answer is Saudi Arabia of course...

    So after the grotesquerie of the Taliban and Osama bin Laden and 15 of the 19 suicide killers of 9/11, meet Saudi Arabia’s latest monstrous contribution to world history: the Islamist Sunni caliphate of Iraq and the Levant, conquerors of Mosul and Tikrit – and Raqqa in Syria – and possibly Baghdad, and the ultimate humiliators of Bush and Obama.

    From Aleppo in northern Syria almost to the Iraqi-Iranian border, the jihadists of Isis and sundry other groupuscules paid by the Saudi Wahhabis – and by Kuwaiti oligarchs – now rule thousands of square miles. - Robert Fisk

  • prologos

    how is Iran and it's Shiites react to this?

  • cofty

    I imagine Iranian Shiites will be shiiting themselves at the prospect of a Saudi funded Sunni jihad on their doorstep.

    The west really doesn't know who is friend or enemy.

    A curse on all their houses.

  • galaxie

    Arab does as arab will. The west has bean dealt a bloody nose time and time again.

    Intervention has only served to cost lives and still the jehadies plot to overthrow western imposed pseudo democracy.

    Imo western commercial interests combined with ill advised and planned regional border remarking exaserbated an already totally misunderstood knowledge of tribal and nomadic peoples.

    I fear the west must butt out and leave the region to its own devises to avoid more innocent bloodshed than will unfortunately be spilled until the arabs sort out their own cultural mess.

  • NotNew

    Oppression leads to this!


  • designs

    The saber rattlers in our Congress and Senate want to send troops in and start bombing. Not them personally of course, except maybe crazy John McCain, he's still suffering the emotional trauma of being shot down and captured. Never got over that embarrassment and wants revenge.

    I am glad, at this point at least, we have a President who doesn't see War as the solution to civilization's problems.

    How many centuries did the Catholics and Protestants war against each other.

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